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2022-2023 School Blog

Reception - bird topic

Year 4 have created geometric shapes using compasses to make flower of life patterns that people have used for thousands of years. This special symbol represents the cycle of life. It's believed that within this symbol is held the most meaningful and sacred patterns of our universe as a whole. 

Flower of life 2

Reception - bird topic

Reception have been busy learning about birds this week, studying their habitats, identifying native birds and looking at birds that live in different countries.  Today they learnt about penguins, making these lovely card cutouts.  With the current cold temperatures, penguins would feel very at home in Boxford this week!  Super work Reception!

Penguins

Cheesy Comics Inc

Year 6 pupils, Toby and Edward, have put their creative skills to good use and, over the last few days, have designed and created a children's comic.  Cheesy Comics Inc, put together in their spare time, is a visual feast with three different stories with characters including Detective Bob and Mrs Pea.  The two friends have been selling the comic in Boxford village and at school, raising over £200 so far! 

All funds are being donated to their chosen charity, Cancer Research. Children are able to purchase the comic at school for £1.

Amazing work Toby and Edward, we're so impressed with your creativity and what a great way to raise money for such an important charity.

Charity comic

Happy New Year!

We wish all our families, staff and children a very happy new year and a big welcome back to school.  This term looks set to be a busy one with lots of forest school dates, parent information sessions and family assemblies in the diary .  There is also a whole new selection of clubs available including afterschool gymnastics, computing, netball and football.  For more information, and details on how to book, please take a look at the newsletter or visit the clubs page.

FoBS Festive Fayre - a huge hit!

Thank you to everyone who donated, wrapped, set up, tidied, manned stalls, painted faces and sold goodies - the Festive Fayre was a huge success and would not have been possible without the collective effort of the whole school community.  Huge thanks do have to go to our wonderful joint-chairs of FoBS, Sarah and Gabby, for pulling it all together.  The children had a fabulous time, the Jolly Jars were very popular as always, and the face painting went down a treat. Congratulations to the winners of the hampers - we hope that you are enjoying all the goodies.

FoBS Festive Fayre

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the hampers!  Here is a sneak preview - they look incredible and will make fantastic prizes for the lucky winners.  Thank you too for all our wonderful Jolly Jars - these are always a real hit with the children and this year we have nearly 100. We're so excited about the Fayre this afternoon and can't wait to see you all later.

Mindful garden

A couple of hours were spent weeding and tidying the mindful garden on Saturday afternoon.  In addition, over 200 bulbs were planted to make the garden look fabulous in the spring. Thank you to Jackie for ordering and planting all the bulbs - we can wait to see the garden blossom next year.

Sporting fixtures

Year 6 have had a busy week with sporting fixtures. It kicked off with a couple of friendly basketball games against Great Waldingfield Primary; Boxford won one 26-22 and lost one 26-18.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and improved their skills with each match.  It was lovely to see a lot of key qualities that we look for at Boxford in action such as sportsmanship, fun, celebrating the success of others, perseverance and respect.

Year 6 also enjoyed a football match against Pot Kiln Primary where they played a fantastic game of football resulting in a win for Boxford 4-0.  The game was played in great spirit and the children conducted themselves magnificently and were a credit to the school.  The children played well as a team and learnt new positions and skills.

Year 6 sports teams

FoBS Christmas events

FoBS are planning a host of fun events in the run up to Christmas.  There are lots of ways parents can get involved - below is a list of items to donate as well as key dates for when these items need to be in school.  Thank you in advance for all your help and support and we look forward to seeing you on Friday 2nd December at 3.15pm for the Festive Fayre.

Hamper Donations:  Please drop your items in to school by Friday 25th November

Hamper Raffle Tickets:  Please return your counterfoils and money to the office by Wednesday 30th November

Jolly Jars:  Please return you decorated jars with treats inside to school by Wednesday 30th November

Cake Competition:  Festive bakes, cupcakes, biscuits etc  in to school on Thursday 1st December

Santa’s Grotto: Tickets will be available to purchase from next week

Remembrance Day - Year 5 poems

Year 5 have been reflecting on all the soldiers who lost their lives fighting to protect our freedom.  They have written some beautiful and poignant poems which are on display at school.  All children will take part in a 2-minute silence at 11am on Friday 11th November.

The Great Fire of London - Year 2

Year 2 have been learning about The Great Fire of London.  They've put their artistic skills to the test by drawing some beautiful Tudor houses, and then drawing the flames which engulfed them.  Great job Year 2.

Fish!

The nurture area has some new residents!  The fish tank is now full of an array of fish and the children are enjoying watching them swim happily around. The nurture area is new this term and offers children a relaxed and informal space in which to reflect, discuss any worries with teachers or learn.  

Fish

European day of languages

The whole school dressed up for European Day of Languages.  Children and staff came in national costume or in the colours of a flag - the school looked very colourful indeed! Each year group studied the customs of a different country, with Year 2 learning about Holland.  They tasted Dutch Apple Cake, made tulips and did some Dutch dancing.

Year 6 boat trip on the Orwell

Year 6 enjoyed a trip on the Orwell Lady through the Prince Philip Lock, under the iconic Orwell Bridge and then travelled to view Freston Folly before returning to Orwell Quay on Ipswich waterfront.  They all had a great time!

Reception self-portraits

One of our Year 2 pupils has made a wonderful gesture and had her lovely long locks cut and donated to The Princess Trust.  The charity provide thousands of real-hair wigs to sick children and young people aged up to 24 years across the UK and Ireland.  As you can see from the photo, her hair was very long which enabled her to donate a beautiful length of hair of nearly half a metre as well as raising an amazing £356 for the charity – well done!

Whole school art project

The whole school have been involved in an art project, studying the work of abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky.  The finished artwork is now decorating the hall and adds much colour and vibrancy to the room.  Well done everyone.

Welcome back to school!

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